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Efficacy of a Behavioral Based Education Intervention to Decrease Medication History Errors Among Professional Nurses.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2009 by Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Waukesha Memorial Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to determine if a behavioral knowledge based education intervention will decrease medication transcription errors among professional nurses when admitting elder patients to a hospital. The hypothesis is those professional nurses who receive the behavioral-cognitive eduction medication taking intervention will have fewer medication errors than those professional nurses who do not.

Condition Intervention Phase
Medication Errors
Behavioral: cognitive behavioral intervention
Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Efficacy of a Behavioral Based Education Intervention to Decrease Medication History Errors Among Professional Nurses.

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Further study details as provided by Waukesha Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in medication errors on admission medication history form after intervention [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
medication history education
Four hospital unit nurses asked to participate in the study. Two nursing units will receive the cognitive behavioral intervention.
Behavioral: cognitive behavioral intervention
The intervention will consist of an hour of cognitive behavioral education. The first 15 minutes spent discussing cases examples of medication errors. The next 15 minutes will include identifying old rules or assumptions nurses have about medication history obtainment. The next 15 minutes will be utilized reviewing a medication tool to be used, and the last 15 minutes will be discussing techniques to help nurse obtain information from elderly patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Nurses working 20 hours a week or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Nurses working less than 20 hours a week
  • Nurse working as a float or pool nurse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00845494

Contact: Kathy A Becker, PhD(c) 262-928-7887

United States, Wisconsin
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Not yet recruiting
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, 53188
Contact: Michael whittaker, M.D.    262-288-7570   
Principal Investigator: Kathy A Becker, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kathy Becker, PhD(c), MS, RN, Waukesha Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00845494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 554
Study First Received: February 17, 2009
Last Updated: February 17, 2009

Keywords provided by Waukesha Memorial Hospital:
Medication history
medication errors
Reduction of admission medication history errors processed this record on May 25, 2017